General

Employees who decide to work beyond their normal retirement date must provide written notice of their intent do to so.

  • For employees who are staff members, the normal retirement date is the day the employee attains age 65 if that day is the first calendar day of a month.  Otherwise, the normal retirement date is the first day of the next month.
  • For faculty members and librarians, the normal retirement date is the June 30th next following their 65th birthday.

What do you need to do?

  • If you are a staff member, provide your supervisor at least four months' written notice, with a copy to Human Resources, of your intention to work beyond the normal retirement date.
  • If you are a faculty member or librarian, provide the Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research with at least twelve month's written notice, with a copy to Human Resources, of your intention to work beyond the normal retirement date.

What happens next?

  • If you are a staff member, Human Resources will send you a letter within two weeks of receiving your notification summarizing any implications on benefit plan coverage.
  • If you are a faculty member or librarian, Human Resources will send you a letter in November or December prior to your normal retirement date summarizing any implications on benefit plan coverage.

Other considerations

  • You may wish to consult with Human Resources before making a decision to work beyond the normal retirement date to review any implications to your benefit plan coverage.
  • You may wish to review your coverage level of optional life insurance as the cost of this insurance increases at age 65.
  • You should review your options with respect to the commencement or deferral of both Old Age Security payments and the retirement pension under the Canada Pension Plan by contacting Service Canada.